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COVID-19 Response

In these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vancouver non-profits are on the front lines helping to support the most vulnerable in our society.

Current and alumni Investees of SVP Vancouver are no exception. They are working tirelessly to continue to provide services to at-risk children and youth across Metro Vancouver and throughout the province. School closures, business shutdowns, and the economic downturn that have resulted from necessary quarantine, isolation, and social distancing measures put vulnerable children at even greater risk.

These impacts also affect the ability of non-profits to secure funding streams that are vital to keeping their staff employed and their operations afloat. In some cases, the very survival of their organizations is at stake.

SVP Vancouver is committed to doing everything possible to support our Investees and the non-profit community.





SVP Vancouver remains committed to our model of providing nimble, unrestricted funding that enables non-profits to adapt to changing needs. Through our COVID-19 Capacity Response Fund, we will be offering $10,000 grants on a rolling basis basis to Investees with the most urgent needs.



SVP is organizing regular virtual forums for Investee executive directors and staff so that they can share their experiences and responses to COVID-19. We are also reaching out regularly on a one-to-one basis to offer direct support as needed.



Many Investees have been forced to put major spring and summer fundraising activities on hold, and face myriad other administrative and operational challenges. As issues arise, we are responding rapidly with webinars (led by staff and Partners) designed to provide direct, actionable knowledge and support.



SVP is coordinating with other community partners in Vancouver to ensure that the non-profit community is supported to the fullest extent possible. We are also supporting nationwide initiatives to secure funding and support from the federal government.


By working together, we can reinforce a sense of community and solidarity and pool our collective insights to help each other find resources and solutions for the challenges that lie ahead.